Season beef with salt and pepper. Dip the top and bottom of the beef into the coffee beans. Place the beef, espresso-crusted end down, in super-hot, ovenproof cast iron pan. Sear all sides of the beef, saving the other espresso-crusted side for last. Place the un-seared side down in the pan and move into a 500-degree oven. Cook until desired temperature, 2 minutes being rare and 8 being well done (times will vary). Allow meat rest for a few minutes after cooking, as it allows the juices to spread out from the center where they've contracted during the cooking process.
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Recipe courtesy of James Mazzio, 15 Degrees, Boulder, CO